- A woman from Leicester nearly lost her lips after a filler procedure went wrong
- She's started campaigning for more regulation in the beauty industry
- Today her MP backed her call in Parliament
Rachael Knappier got filler injections at a friend's house by a beautician who told her a small bump at one side of her lip could be 'evened out' by injecting the opposite side of her lip with filler.
After going to bed, she woke up at 2am to find that her lips had suffered major swelling to the point that they touched her nose.
Rachael is working hard to raise awareness about the dangers of receiving cosmetic procedures such as filler and botox by people who are not medically trained.
Today her MP had this message in a Westminster Hall debate, calling for an independent regulator for the industry; covering treatments such as dermal lip fillers and botox injections.
Following Mr Costa's intervention in the Commons, the Government said:
"We are currently exploring options to strengthen regulation of cosmetic procedures and improve the safety through better training, robust qualifications for practitioners, and better information so that people can make informed decisions about their care."